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5 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

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Saudi Arabia is reaching a new level in festivity, and it is definitely a good one!

Here are some of the ongoing festivals that you might want to check before they end, and others to look forward to.

1. X JED Festival. 

The X Jeddah event is one of the hugest ongoing events in Jeddah at the moment, it started in the 20th of December and is lasting till the 4th of May.

The event is a family oriented waterfront festival, it features live performances, entertainment shows, restaurants corners, kids area and a shopping mall. The idea is a nice, innovative one, that appeals to all age segments and the ticket price is very reasonable of only 35 SAR.

2. Jeddah Global Village. 

Combining culture with tourism, entertainment with commercial promotion, all in one festival and that is to reflect the cultural heritage in quite the family atmosphere.

Date: Thu, 28 February – Fri, 29 March

3. The Adventure International Festival. 

Introducing The Crystal Adventure Game, a new concept of festivals, where each zone has different games that participants must play in order to win the Crystal. Categories are classified in ways that develop both the physical and mental skill of the participants. Moreover, the festival includes the biggest Saudi Monopoly game ever! Plus a restaurant area for the family, and musical concerts as well.

Available till the 8th of March.

For reservation: https://www.adv-festival.com/#tickets

4. The Secret Garden.

Food is winter’s best companion, and The Secret Garden brings you international cuisines for the foodahloics. The event is suitable for friends and families, who want to get together in the cold winter nights of Riyadh.

Available till the 28th of February.

Free entry.

5. Wild West. 

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The event is taking the entertainment world of the Kingdom to a whole new level of fun, discovery and thrill. Aimed to attract the outside civilizations, and prevailing the history of the Wild West to the lovers of travel. The festival will help educate foreigners about the heritage of Jeddah, the beauty of horses and much more.

The festival will kick off on the 27th of February, and will last till the 2nd of March.

 

 

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Saudi Red Sea Film Festival to Screen 11 Movies Online

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The Kingdom’s Red Sea International Film Festival will screen 11 movies that have been specially selected as part of its program to highlight the emerging cinematic talents of the Kingdom.

The movies will be previewed online over two weeks on the festival’s official YouTube channel.

The movies selected are “Shame” directed by Abdulla Al-Bin Hamdha, “A DIY of a Dream 101” by Qamar Abdulmalik, “Nonself Portrait” by Asad Badawi, “Extraction of Lunar” by Lulua Al-Dehaiemi, “The Time Has Come” by Ayman Al-Ali, “Algari” by Ahmed Al-Hasawi, “Dissonance” by Moodi Al-Zamil, “A Breath” by Razan Alsagheer, “Remember Me” by Mohammed Hammad, “Color of Sunset” by Haidar Daoud, and “The Sleep Sun Station” by Anhar Salem.

The 11 films picked will be screened digitally between November 18 and 30, they are of different genres and lengths. Each will be available to watch for one week.

Also worth mentioning is that the movie “Last Visit” directed by Abdulmohsen Al-Dabaan and produced by Mohammed Al-Hamoud, opened in Saudi cinemas on Wednesday.

Who will be tuning in to the movies online?

 

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Misk Art Institute Launches Imprint Exhibition Featuring Work By Female Saudi Artists

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Mist Art Foundation, which was established by Saudi Arabia’s Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched ‘Imprint’ Exhibition, a digital, film and photography exhibition and it features incredible work by female Saudi artists!

The exhibition has been curated by Latifa Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa and it features some amazing work done by Middle Eastern artists, including 17 from Saudi Arabia, including Saudi women.

“Imprint offers viewers a mirror of sorts – the opportunity to view themselves reflected in the artwork through the multiple interpretations presented in various media.” Says Al Khalifa.

“The artistic perspectives offer a study of Gulf identity while simultaneously examining Arab identity.” She added.

The Mist Art Foundation aims at highlighting the local culture and supporting Saudi artists, by providing them with a platform to display their work and give them the exposure they deserve.

“Our aim at Misk Art Institute is to empower and provide talents the platform they need to express themselves.The creativity of these individuals is a reflection of our culture and a continuation of a journey that was initiated by a long line of pioneering artists.

“Now is the time for these young talents, this is their moment, and we are here to make it happen”, said Reem Alsultan, MAI CEO.

“Imprint” will run until 28th January 2021 and the exhibition is taking place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery. So hurry up and catch while you still can!

 

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The Kingdom’s Mawhiba Launched a Platform For Saudi’s Creative Minds

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The global conference “Imagine the Future” was held yesterday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit and in collaboration with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, with the participation of international experts in various fields including tech, science and education.

The conference took place on the on the opening day of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) under the title of “Imagine the Future.”

During the conference, these international experts gave speeches that encourage the youth to look into new opportunities for a diverse future.

Dr. Saud bin Said Al-Mathami, secretary-general of Mawhiba, gave the opening speech, and said the world now understand that talents and creative minds are the ones responsible for the prosperity of nations.

“We are heading toward a re-skilling revolution, and there will be great demand for higher cognitive skills in domains of creativity, innovations and entrepreneurship,” he said.

“They are not consumers of technology, but they are the ones who produce it,” he said, adding that Mawhiba membership is open to all those in the world who are interested in enabling giftedness and creativity.

Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, another chairman of the board of trustees of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), said that innovations achieved by the youth are what help share the Kingdom’s future, and the Saudis have already gone “beyond the idea of imagining.”

“There is nothing better than training, educating and enabling the young to be the leaders of the future and the day they will have to develop for themselves,” he said.

Vision 2030 aims to help the youth reach their full potential, so that they can give back their best.

 

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